Elles Bailey Signs to peermusic Via Bob Harris’ UTAT label & Announces Forthcoming U.K. Festival Appearances

Elles Bailey — multi-award-winning, smoky-voiced, genre-crossing chanteuse and committed tourer and champion of live music – continues her ever-upward arc. Elles is the very first artist to be signed to peermusic (the largest independent music publisher in the world) via Under The Apple Tree (UTAT) (the label co-founded by music and broadcasting legend ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris), spearheading a brand-new, music publishing, joint venture.

What’s more, following her recent win at The UKBlues Awards — where she was awarded UK Blues Artist of the Year for the second year running— Elles is delighted to announce U.K. festival appearances and her own headline touring in the near future, now that COVID restrictions are being lifted.

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Elles and fellow Blues Bristolian Jonny Morgan have been signed to exclusive worldwide publishing deals to launch a creative joint venture formed between peermusic and legendary music man ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris’s popular Under The Apple Tree platform.

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Nigel Elderton (President, Europe & Managing Director, peermusic U.K.) and Bob Harris (co-founder of Under The Apple Tree/Executive Director, UTAT Publishing) announced the signings. “Bob continues to be a trusted guide to millions of music fans,” said Nigel Elderton, “When he champions artists, you can bet that they have a special ‘it’ factor. We’re thrilled to be working with Bob, Trudie, and Miles on our Under The Apple Tree publishing venture and warmly welcome the incredible Elles Bailey and Jonny Morgan to the peermusic creative family.”

“I am proud and happy that Elles Bailey and Jonny Morgan have become the first artists to join us at Under The Apple Tree publishing in our joint venture with peermusic,” said Bob Harris (of Under The Apple Tree), “We are honoured to welcome Elles and Jonny to the UTAT/peermusic family.  Their music is very special.  We are building for the future.”

Elles herself is both delighted and honoured: “I’m incredibly privileged to be the first signing to the brand new UTAT publishing division, brought to you by peermusic. Bob, Trudie and Miles have been hugely supportive of my career to date, but to officially join the UTAT family and to have their belief in me as a songwriter and an artist is such an honour. I look forward to working together on our collective vision and am very excited about what the future holds.”

Now that COVID restrictions are being lifted, Elles is looking forward to getting back on the road this Summer and her headline tour between 8th October and 11th December. Check Elles’ website for full details and updates. (https://www.ellesbailey.com/)

 There’s also a treat for Elles’ fans as she’s sharing the acoustic video to ‘Stones’, which she contributed to the UKBlues Awards recently. Featuring some sweet slide guitar from Joe Wilkins and Elles’ trademark vocals, so perfectly suited to such material, this was recorded live at Production Park during the Covid 19 Pandemic. Stones was written by Elles Bailey, Tamara Stewart and Will Edmunds. Enjoy!

FESTIVALS

  • JULY 10 CHELTENHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL
  • JULY 23 UCKFIELD BLUES FEST
  • JULY 24 CHAGSTOCK MUSIC FEST
  • AUG 1 SOMERSET – VALLEY FEST
  • AUG 27 EUSTON – RED ROOSTER FEST
  • SEPT 4 BLACKPOOL – BRITISH COUNTRY MUSIC FEST
  • SEPT 25 SITTINGBOURNE – BOURNEFEST

HEADLINE TOUR

  • OCT 8 BRISTOL THEKLA

  • OCT 9 LONDON THE GARAGE

  • OCT 28 NEWBURY ARLINGTON ARTS

  • OCT 29 KIRTON IN LINDSEY TOWN HALL

  • NOV 3 NOTTINGHAM RESCUE ROOMS

  • NOV 4 MANCHESTER NIGHT & DAY

  • NOV 5 LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC

  • NOV 12 SHEFFIELD GREYSTONES

  • NOV 19 SHOREHAM ROPETACKLE ARTS

  • NOV 21 EXETER PHOENIX

  • NOV 23 CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION 2

  • NOV 26 BEWDLEY MUSIC IN THE HALL

  • NOV 27 LICHFIELD GUILDHALL

  • NOV 28 FLEET THE HARLINGTON

  • DEC 4 BATH CHAPEL ARTS (SOLD OUT)

  • DEC 9 GLASGOW KING TUTS

  • DEC 11 GATESHEAD SAGE